By: Peggy Garrett – Senior Advocate
There are as many reasons as there are people in the age group that is facing this dilemma:
- Fear of Change (the unknown is frightening)
- Task of Selling a House you have lived in for 30+ years.
- What to take with you, the “S.T.U.F.F.” Superfluous Things Underfoot Forever!
- What do you do with the memories?
- What do I do with the collectibles?
- What is my legacy – “How will I be remembered”?
- Fear that every senior community is really the material of nightmares… a “Nursing Home” where they will be neglected and abused. Because movies and history of their own visits to the ancient Nursing Home are stuck in their minds.
- Promise made not to “put” a loved one in a Nursing Home
- Guilt – if you are the healthy spouse or other loved one there is guilt that you should take care of them and keep them at home.
- Money – not enough funds to cover care
- The list goes on!
Seniors who need care and their care givers who remain at home put both parties at risk for serious complications and sometimes an early death for one or both. Alzheimer’s patients and patients with other Dementia related diseases are specifically at risk. Every day in every state one or more elderly people go missing. If they are not found within 24 hours, the outcome often ends in a visit to the funeral home instead of a memory care community that would have added quality of life for both the patient and the care giver. Getting old is not easy, it can be better even with a serious medical diagnosis. Ask for help.
Here is the link for the elderly currently missing in Texas– be on the lookout:
Submitted By: Tailor Made Senior Services
Phone Number: (512) 426-2015